IBMA collaborates with several stakeholders
in Brussels and around the world:
BioProtection Global (BPG) is the new name that has been adopted by the Federation of the world’s leading Biocontrol and Biopesticide Associations, established in fall 2014. The new name was approved and Board members were elected at the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) 2015 in Basel, Switzerland.
The objective of BPG is to achieve international harmonization for regulation of biological pest control solutions and to be the central contact for governmental and non-governmental stakeholders worldwide related to biocontrol and biopesticides.
BPG’s members are the Associscao Brasileira das Empresas de Controle Biologica (ABCBio), the Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP), the Associacio Colombian de Bioinsumos (Assobiocol), the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA), the International Biocontrol Manufacturers (IBMA), the Japan BioControl Association (JBCA), PMFAI, and the South African Bioproducts Organisation (SABO).
The united voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union.
In July 2014, we wrote together a COPA-COGECA and IBMA Roadmap for collaboration. In the meantime, there have been several initiatives that are relevant to this area of work, such as the establishment of the European Union Minor Uses Coordination Facility (EUMUCF), the Motion for Resolution from the European Parliament (8/2/2018 B8-0140/2017) and the Expert Group on Sustainable Plant Protection. Copa-Cogeca and IBMA have actively contributed to all of these initiatives with a shared purpose and common
goals. Therefore, this new Roadmap for Collaboration in 2018-2025 will take into account these initiatives and incorporate this into the future work of IBMA and Copa-Cogeca. This will encourage a more efficient use of the existing resources.
ECPA European Crop Protection Association
ECPA acts as the ambassador of the crop protection industry in Europe and represents the industry’s European regional network. We promote modern agricultural technology in the context of sustainable development, one which protects the health of humans and the environment, and, in doing so, seek to build understanding of our role on why pesticides are needed, recognition of our contribution towards an affordable healthy diet, competitive agriculture and high quality of life, and uphold informed dialogue about our views, values and beliefs.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect the environment and to promote peace. We value our independence and do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties. Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network with over 40 offices and about three million supporters. We monitor the work of the EU, expose deficient policies and challenge decision-makers to implement progressive solutions.
IFOAM EU is the unified voice of organic stakeholders towards the European decision makers, and the EU Institutions recognize IFOAM EU as the leading advocate for organic food and farming at EU level. Representing organic interests in connection with the European regulation for organic is one of our core activities.
IOBC-WPRS International for Biological and Integrated Control
IOBC-WPRS is a Europe-based International Organisation of scientists and other professionals investigating the use of sustainable, environmentally safe, economically feasible, socially acceptable control methods of pests and diseases of agricultural crops. Therefore IOBC-WPRS encourages collaboration in the development and promotion of Biological and Integrated Pest Management. IOBC-WPRS fosters research and practical application, training and information exchange, especially of all methods including biological control as part of integrated pest management.
PAN Europe Pesticide Action Network Europe
PAN Europe is an NGO working to minimise negative effects and replace the use of hazardous chemicals with ecologically sound alternatives. Our network brings together public health, and environmental organisations and women’s groups from across 19 European countries. We work to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and to support safe sustainable pest control methods.